New Ax releases coming ever faster

June 19th, 2013 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

At convergence this year Hal Howard, corporate vice president of ERP research and development at Microsoft, walked attendees through AX’s progress over the last three year.

A key comment noted that AX 2012 R2 contained “the same amount of innovation of AX 2009 as a whole,” despite the fact that the former was developed and released within just 15 months.
We want something new for customers every year,” said Howard, “and we’re averaging a new release every nine months right now.”

The solution’s next major release will come in 2014 and is expected to offer a new user interface and an Azure-native option as well as on-premise and private cloud options. Dynamics AX 2014 also promises more smartphone apps.

According to Kees Hertogh, the Dynamics AX team is trying to get to a more regular release cadence for both features and bug fix/maintenance service packs, with features released annually and service packs semi-annually.


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